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Susan Wloszczyna

Susan Wloszczyna
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 32% Monster Trucks (2017) It never made me want to sink ever deeper in my seat with despair at every plot turn as some flat-out lemons do. ‐
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (2017) Despite the compact running time, it is easy to feel that you have come to know-and likely admire-Elizabeth Murray. ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2017
2.5/4 56% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is better than middling as it sidesteps the trap of simply pandering to its youthful demo with cheap laughs and silly mugging. ‐
Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Abundantly talented writer/director Maren Ade fully embraces the inherent awkwardness of a testy emotional bond and tackles it to the ground. ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 70% Sing (2016) Its makers know all too well how to fully exploit the power of a catchy pop song. ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2016
1.5/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) I don't think I've witnessed a film this year that managed to so completely and utterly collapse into crass garbage in its last few minutes while abusing what little goodwill it has. ‐
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/4 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Yet another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of logic often leads to a decline in sustained laughter. ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3.5/4 88% Lion (2016) Let's just say if you are human, there is no way that Lion won't move you. ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It is best to simply sit back at some point and enjoy the ride. ‐
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2.5/4 75% Trolls (2016) A derivative madcap money machine that is all about ensuring that DreamWorks, which has had few hits other than sequels in recent years, has a fresh pipeline of steady revenue. ‐
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) A sky-high documentary salute to girl power. ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet Priceless (2016) What should be a lean and taut thriller based on true stories is about as exciting as watching wet socks bounce around in the dryer. ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/4 53% Mascots (2016) As hard as it is to admit, Guest's once-incisive satirical bite has grown dull in its familiarity. He doesn't seem to be having as much fun here and neither are we. ‐
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 81% Denial (2016) Much like Lipstadt, viewers aren't privy to the inner workings of the defense except in dribs and drabs. ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Positively explodes with a surfeit of pent-up creative energy that unfortunately doesn't know when to stop. ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) This update on Bridget's always-complicated affairs of the heart is more often than not a bundle of joy to watch and a far cry from being a pail of poopy nappies. ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 85% Sully (2016) A porterhouse of a movie that touches your heart. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/4 40% Morgan (2016) Before the midway point, it is pretty obvious what the eventual outcome and supposed big reveal will be. ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 80% The Intervention (2016) If DuVall's purpose was to provide a snapshot of her generation, she should have sharpened her focus. ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/4 64% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Portman has an artistic vision worth sharing and developing. ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Florence Foster Jenkins will strike a chord with those looking for relief in the form of originality, top-tier acting and amazingly godawful singing. ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2016
0/4 11% Nine Lives (2016) Let's just say I have been to wakes that have elicited more laughs. ‐
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2.5/4 81% Equity (2016) Good intentions do count even if the outcome is not perfect. Here is hoping that future productions from Broad Street Pictures prove more satisfying and offer bigger payoffs. ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/4 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) It's almost as if the writers were simply using ideas left over from other Ice Age scripts that are about as fresh as the wind beneath Sid's fleas. ‐
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) I would have preferred that they simply had shut their naysayers down by producing a better movie. ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 60% Roseanne for President! (2016) Ragtag though fairly amusing ... ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 92% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) Despite the fact that not much of actual consequence happens during "Right Now, Wrong Then," Hong does much more right here than he does wrong. ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) The result might be less fulfilling this time, but "Dory" is ultimately worth the voyage. ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2016
2.5/4 86% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) Much like "20 Feet from Stardom," the doc becomes a grabber whenever it focuses on the immensely skilled and unique individuals who form this melodic melting pot. ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 58% Me Before You (2016) Luckily, many of the plot's maudlin pitfalls are greatly mitigated by the film's utterly infectious leading lady. ‐
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 22% Ma ma (2016) Cruz ... single-handedly breathes a sense of genuineness into this maudlin exercise even if she can't cure all of its flaws. ‐
Posted May 20, 2016
1.5/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Instead of elevating the Angry Birds concept to surreal heights of insane genius, the filmmakers settle for a tale bogged down by familiar themes plucked from much better films. ‐
Posted May 17, 2016
2.5/4 75% Last Days In The Desert (2016) "Last Days in the Desert" soon expands into a meditation on such themes as fathers and sons, family responsibilities, trust, destiny and death ... ‐
Posted May 13, 2016
2.5/4 24% Being Charlie (2016) Like most family affairs, the film isn't perfect but it is memorable, and provides a passable high when it is over-one that you haven't felt from a Rob Reiner production in ages. ‐
Posted May 6, 2016
3/4 70% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) What Messina lacks in substance in his storytelling, he mostly makes up with raw feelings. We come to care through our own powers of observation, and that might be enough. ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/4 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) An account of a remarkable person should strive to be as equally remarkable as its subject, not the timid and tidy boilerplate special of a biopic that "The Man Who Knew Infinity" too often resembles. ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 88% The Invitation (2016) An intimate, highly effective chiller in a confined space with an armrest-grabber of a payoff. ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 82% Standing Tall (La TĂȘte Haute) (2016) Earnest can mean serious and sincere. But, in this case, it too often means repetitive and plodding. ‐
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/4 29% Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2016) Sweetly-intentioned though somewhat awkwardly structured ... ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/4 59% The Program (2016) The flashily photographed enterprise too often becomes a blur of sound bites and slick aesthetics akin to a Nike commercial. ‐
Posted Mar 18, 2016
1.5/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "Allegiant" is basically a thumb-twiddling place holder that relies on crashes, attacks and subpar effects rather than dramatic substance. ‐
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Some might dismiss this tale of a blooming wallflower as simply a manipulative twee fantasy. But for those of us who trust in Field, this film will have us at "Hello." ‐
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) The narrative often feels more like a raunchy sex comedy than a bird's-eye view of the on-the-job hazards that Barker routinely faced. ‐
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 22% Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2016) The wan narrative at hand fails on several levels, including an annoying amount of intentional anachronistic details that detract rather enhance. ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2.5/4 70% Touched With Fire (2016) Dalio, who is bipolar himself, takes his portrayal of the illness very seriously and leaves very little room for light-heartedness. ‐
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1.5/4 12% The Choice (2016) "The Choice" totally botches its central pairing, to the point where you might find yourself hoping the blandly irksome twosome fail to even get together. ‐
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1.5/4 41% Moonwalkers (2016) Forget a fake moon landing. "Moonwalkers" is a fake comedy ... ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2016
1.5/4 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Ride Along 2" pretty much employs the same crowd-pleasing blueprint as the initial go-round: Ben and James are at odds. Ben and James must capture a bad guy. Ben blunders and James fumes. ‐
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 60% Joy (2015) "Joy" doesn't work entirely, and the structure set up so clearly in the opening sequence is dropped early on for no apparent reason, but I'll be damned if I didn't get carried away at the story of a mop sweeping the nation. ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4/4 97% 45 Years (2015) I haven't been this shook up by married seniors under duress as they hang out in the kitchen since "Amour." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2015